We try to sample regional foods when we hit a new area on vacation. I knew I had to find some beignets because I love them but the other items I was not so sure about. A Po-boy and a Muffuletta are not offered in my neck of the woods. And I can be a picky eater sometimes.
We were walking back from the French Market when we walked past Central Grocery. I made the very reluctant family go inside. Really, they were complaining about having to eat something. Once they got a good whiff inside they were game to share a half of a Muffuletta with me. The line moves pretty quickly so do not let it discourage you.
Instead of sharing tables in the back of the grocery we took ours to Jackson Square to share on a bench.
I tried my first bite and knew I was not a fan of the olive spread. I was able to scrap most of it off my side and onto my husbands. He loved it! Daughter liked the meat and cheese but also was not an olive fan.
I would order a Po-boy again before the Muffuletta. It still is very weird to me that you put lettuce, mayo, pickle and tomato on a gravy covered sandwich
If you want to try Central Grocery they are open daily from 9-5.
More information here: http://centralgrocery.com/
923 Decatur St.
New Orleans, LA 70116